Eros (2004)



Critic Consensus: Though Wong's short lives up to the promise of the title, Antonioni's is a serious disappointment.

Movie Info

Three of the world's most gifted filmmakers offer their own unique perspectives on love and lust in this omnibus film. The initial episode, "The Hand," was directed by Wong Kar-Wai, and tells the story of Zhang (Chang Chen), a young, virginal dressmaker's assistant who finds it difficult to control his desire when he is sent to the home of Hua (Gong Li), a beautiful and refined prostitute, for a fitting. Steven Soderbergh directed the film's second story, "Equilibrium," in which Nick Penrose … More

Rating: R (for strong sexual content including graphic nudity, and for language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By: , , , ,
Written By: Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, Steven Soderbergh, Kar-Wai Wong
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 28, 2007
Box Office: $53.7k
Warner Independent Pictures - Official Site


Li Gong

as Miss Hua
Robert Downey Jr.

as Nick Penrose
Alan Arkin

as Dr. Pearl/Hal
Luisa Ranieri

as The Girl/Linda
Tin Fung

as Master Jin
Auntie Luk

as Hua's Servant, Ying
Zhou Jianjun

as Hua's Lover, Zhao
Yim Lai Fu

as Tailor
Un Chi Keong

as Hotel Concierge
Ele Keats

as The Woman/Cecelia
Cecilia Luci

as Girl by the Cascade
Karima Machehour

as Girl by the Cascade
Maria Bosio

as Guest at the Restaur...
Carla Milani

as Guest at the Restaur...
Vinicio Milani

as Guest at the Restaur...
Ugo Quattrini

as Guest at the Restaur...
Jason Cardone

as Guest at the Restaur...
Carin Berger

as Guest at the Restaur...
Enrica Antonioni

as Guest at the Restaur...
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Critic Reviews for Eros

All Critics (70) | Top Critics (27)

I guess one out of three ain't bad.

Full Review… | May 28, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Three smart filmmakers produce three whiffs on the theme of love.

Full Review… | May 28, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

The auteurist feast turns out to be a paltry spread, with one director on autopilot, another playing it safe, and the last apparently working on assignment for the European Red Shoe Diaries.

Full Review… | May 28, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

It is fairly melancholy news that the works of two of Antonioni's admirers outshine the master's segment.

Full Review… | May 28, 2007
Denver Post
Top Critic

Eros comes nowhere near meeting the challenge of its title when compared to the increasingly lewd standards of our current cinema.

Full Review… | May 28, 2007
New York Observer
Top Critic

There's one good movie in here, sure. But unfortunately, it's over after the first 43 minutes.

Full Review… | May 28, 2007
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

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